Getting The Boots Dirty


We gather together for a church service on Sunday evening. Greetings, hugs, chatter, buzz, it’s the familiar pre service atmosphere in a not so familiar setting. I fill my water bottle and start preparing to lead the worship. And gradually the room begins to fill.

There’s the 24/7 contingent of course; leaders, long term team, short term team, all recounting rushed stories and hurried testimonies. But then the new faces start to arrive: bar owners, workers, Spanish locals, some tired, some talkative. There are the marginalised, the burdened, quietly taking their seats, some avoiding eye contact. As I tune my guitar, the nerves begin.

Anyone who knows me will know that I don’t generally get nervous about leading worship or playing in front of people. But it’s different in Ibiza and I think I know the reason. This is not ‘safe’ church. This is not a comfort zone. This is…

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The Secret Place: Part 3 – The Furnace of the Father’s Heart

(If you're not much of a reader but are interested in this topic, this series has been condensed into a 43min sermon that I was privileged to share with my church family in Manchester earlier this year. Click here.) Welcome to Part 3! We're nearing the end of our series so if you're here for... Continue Reading →

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